Sociology - Key Terms

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AS Sociology Flashcards on Sociology - Key Terms, created by hannahvullo on 09/24/2013.

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Consensus An agreement
Functionalists See order and consensus as a key to understanding technology
Socialisation the process of learning culture
Iternalised learning norms and values of culture
Primary Socialisation Family/Parents Central
Sanctions reinforce approved behaviour or punish unacceptable behaviour
Secondary Socialisation other insituations/group help in socialisation of children
Cultural Diversity describes a society in which may different culturies exist
culture the way of life of a particular society of social group
customs traditional forms of behaviour associated with particular social occasions
identity the sense of who we are
instinct a genetic or biological code in animals that largely determines their behaviour
internalise accept something so that it becomes 'taken for granted'
norms rules of behaviour in social situations
roles postions in society such as 'mothers' or 'police officer'. roles are made up of norms
sanctions actions that encourage or discourage particular behaviour such smiling or frowning at a young child
society a social institutions such as the family, education, law, poltics, media, religion, peer groups
sociobiology the study of simularities between the natural and social worlds
status social postion
values widely accepted beliefs that somethings are worthwhile
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